Traffic-Free Cycle Trails
The essential guide to over 400 traffic-free cycling trails around Great Britain
- ISBN: 978-1-912560-76-9464 pages
- Nick Cotton
- Publication date
- 2 Apr 2020
Traffic-Free Cycle Trails by Nick Cotton contains over 400 cycle routes in Great Britain. First published in 2004 and regularly updated ever since, it has become one of the country’s most popular cycling books, and this fourth edition published in 2020 features a large number of updates and revisions.
Traffic-Free Cycle Trails includes a great variety of routes on former railway paths, canal towpaths and forest trails in England, Scotland and Wales – and every ride is away from traffic. For that safe and peaceful bike ride, increasingly the target of families and leisure cyclists alike, Nick Cotton’s guidebook has proven invaluable.
Discover previously unknown local trails, plan fun rides for all the family, and travel to unfamiliar areas throughout the UK with quality routes. Presented in an easy-to-use format and packed with useful information in ten regional sections, it includes route descriptions of rides in every part of Britain. From novice riders looking to escape traffic to parents planning safe rides with children, let Traffic-Free Cycle Trails take the work out of finding the UK’s best cycling routes.
Also available as an ebook:
Nick Cotton has written over forty cycling guides in the past twenty years, riding more than 30,000 miles all over Britain during the course of his research. He has travelled and trekked extensively, climbing to over 5,000 metres on three continents and has cycled in many countries. Nick has authored five mountain biking titles for Vertebrate Publishing and is also the author of the popular guidebook Traffic-Free Cycle Trails. He lives in Kirkby Lonsdale on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
- Title: Traffic-Free Cycle Trails
- Subtitle: The essential guide to over 400 traffic-free cycling trails around Great Britain
- Author: Nick Cotton
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-912560-76-9
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 2 April 2020
- Edition: Fourth
- Size: 210mm x 148mm
- Extent: 464 pages, full colour throughout
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 860g
- Retail price: £20.00
Also available as an ebook:
- Imprint: Vertebrate Digital
- ISBN: 978-1-912560-95-0
- Publication Date: 4 June 2020
- Price: £17.99
'This is a useful and comprehensive work that covers the vast majority of accessible cycle routes. Inspiring photographs, short routes to enjoy, clear directions – perfect for that quiet Sunday afternoon ride. Read it, you may well be surprised to discover some wonderful treats within a short distance of your home.' – Matt Johnson, LoveReading
‘The best place to cycle with children or friends who aren’t confident cycling is on a traffic-free trail, and this book lists 400 of the best of them throughout Great Britain. It is the fourth version of a guide first published in 2004, offering information on routes that are often old railway lines. There are also map and website recommendations, and handy tips like where to park and stop for refreshments. I particularly liked Nick’s succinct history of the trails, as I learned new things about routes that I have ridden many times.’ – Victoria Hazael, Cycling UK digital and content manager